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The Quiet Observer: The Gold Book Of Poems James R. Davenport

The Quiet Observer: The Gold Book Of Poems

James R. Davenport

Published May 20th 2012
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463 pages
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In this follow-up work to The Blue Book Of Poems, James R. Davenport does far more than just rejoin us to the place where he left off in his poetic growth and physical development, he takes us, the readers, in an all-together new direction.In TheMoreIn this follow-up work to The Blue Book Of Poems, James R. Davenport does far more than just rejoin us to the place where he left off in his poetic growth and physical development, he takes us, the readers, in an all-together new direction.In The Quiet Observer: The Gold Book Of Poems, Davenport not only gives us the poetry and familiar verse style of the previous volume as a base foundation, the voice we had come to recognize, but broadens, deepens, and expands on that creative voice. Just as his own physical speech begins to transform and deepen in its resonance through puberty, so does the voice of his pen. Now, we begin to see free-verse, shades of more complex emotional and psychological themes, and different styles and mediums of writing in their entirety included in this collection.There are, as expected, the poems, but beyond these are compositions of written prose, thought-provoking essays, and selected excerpts of short quips of his lessons learned from day-to-day over this five year period that Davenport amusingly calls the Thoughtation Diary. In this prolific volume of work, we begin to see a more layered and maturely confident Davenport.More than just a young poet, but also a writer, essayist, and cultural commentator who is not at all afraid to powerfully express himself through righteous anger, witty sarcasm, and now even in heavy doses of unexpected irreverent humor.With each turn of the page, the reader finds something pleasantly unexpected- topics as varied as one young writers thoughts on the loss of freedoms in the wake of September 11, 2001, to poetic expressions of love unrequited, requited, won, lost, won again, and lost again, the gentle mocking of his own first name, and the ambitious attempt in the Planetary Soliloquies to paint the majestic bodies of our Solar System as true psychological headcases.The Quiet Observer:The Gold Book Of Poems is so much more than just a collection of poems. It is an all-encompassing record of Davenports observations of the rapidly changing culture swirling around him, and the literary collection that chronicles a budding wordsmiths growth from insecure boyhood into self-assured manhood.A read through The Quiet Observer:The Gold Book Of Poems is one no one will soon forget